Smell of the Kill by Michele Lowe

  • May 5 - 8, 2022
  • Price Center

    222 West San Antonio Street
    San Marcos, Texas 78666
Ticket Price $6.00-$12.00 This event is now over

Directed by Katie Henderson



Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That's the recipe of Michele Lowe's tantalizing new comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. The Smell of the Kill revolves around Nicky, Debra and Molly who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses play golf in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. Nicky's husband has been indicted for embezzlement, Molly's husband is stalking her and Debra's husband is leaving her for another woman. When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life-or-death decision—should they leave the men out in the cold—permanently—or let them thaw? One by one the women make their choices with more than a little help from one another.



"…nice, mean fun…a deft little anti-love story…light-hearted, cold-hearted…" (Newsday) "[a] devilish, wicked, ultimately touching black comedy." (The Berkshire Eagle) "Effective black comedies are rare these days and this is a rich torte…it has a superb crustiness which supplies an evening of nearly continuous laughter." (The Advocate) "…the play boasts lines and scenes that have the audience laughing as uproariously as The Producers." (Variety)


Following the huge success of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, we are so thrilled to bring another production to the beautiful Price Center and Garden directed by the wonderful, Katie Henderson. This powerhouse cast, Ieleen Cerda, Kelly Martel, and Ashley Hennie, matched up perfectly with this dark, story-rich comedy is sure to have you laughing and gripping your seat with anticipation. You will not want to miss this unique play. Get your tickets starting April 7th.


Opens May 5 - 8

Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM and house opens at 7:00 PM

Sunday at 2:00 PM and house opens at 1:30 PM

Date & Time

May 5 - 8, 2022

Venue Details

Price Center

222 West San Antonio Street
San Marcos, Texas 78666 Price Center
Broke Thespian's Theatre Co.

Our mission is to enrich the San “Marvelous” Marcos community with performance and visual arts. We strive to create art unburdened by discrimination based on identity. We will educate all with an interest in theatre to provide an opportunity for expression and spread the importance of the arts with the help of our community.